For those of you that follow me on social media, you will have seen that my plans to take a three man team to walk across Lake Baikal next spring have come undone a little.
This week: Introduction to the Podcast
This morning I was paid a visit by BBC Radio Leicester roving reporter Helen who had a few questions for me about our trip to Lake Baikal next March.
Following on from my previous post on an excerpt from Maurice Herzog’s ‘Annapaurna’, I thought I would share with you another short but interesting musing, this time on the motivations for going on adventures and how they are portrayed/sold by those that go on them.
I started this blog a couple of years ago to document my journey on learning how to operate outdoors in cold places. I took an important step in April of this year by heading out to Norway for a solo trip. This article published in Adventure Magazine NZ recounts my experiences of that short cold journey. Enjoy.
Last weekend I picked up a second hand (1954) copy of Annapurna by Maurice Herzog. For the uninitiated, this recounts the first successful summit of an 8000m peak, Annapurna 1, by a stellar French team in June of 1950. The book has gone on to sell over 15 million copies and is believed to be the best-selling mountaineering book in history.